The greatest method of deception is to counterfeit.
And the master of counterfeit and deception is Satan.
The Bible in 2 Corinthians 11:14-15 warns of Satan's counterfeit: "And no
marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the
ministers of righteousness;. . ." Isaiah 14: 14 tells of Satan's
ultimate counterfeit: ". . . I will BE LIKE the most High."
And among his greatest counterfeit's is the New King James Bible (NKJV).
Christians that would never touch a New International Version (NIV), New
American Standard (NASV), Revised Standard (RSV), the New Revised Standard (NRSV)
or other per-versions are being "seduced" by the subtil NKJV.
And though the New King James does indeed bear a "likeness" to the 1611 King
James Bible, as you'll soon see, there's something else coiled (see Genesis
3:1) "underneath the cover" of the NKJV.
WHAT ABOUT THAT MYSTERIOUS MARK?
Symbols are used throughout the occult. Harpers' Encyclopedia of
Mystical & Paranormal Experience (p.594) says, "Symbols are
important to all esoteric teachings, for they contain secret wisdom
accessible only to the initiated."
Many people have asked about the mysterious symbol on the NKJV.
Publishers (publishers of the NKJV) claim, on the inside-cover, the
symbol, ". . .is an ancient symbol for the Trinity." But Acts 17:29,
clearly FORBIDS such symbology: ". . . we ought NOT to think that the
Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, GRAVEN BY ART and
And why does The
Aquarian Conspiracy, a key New Age "handbook", bear a similar symbol?
New Agers freely admit it represents three inter-woven "6"s or "666".
Constance Cumbey, author of The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow and a
notable authority on the New Age Movement, said, "On the cover of
the Aquarian Conspiracy is a Mobius, it is really used by them as
triple six (666). The emblem on the cover of the
New King James Bible is said to be an ancient symbol of the
Trinity. The old symbol had Gnostic origins. It was more Gnostic than
Christian. I was rather alarmed when I noticed the emblem..."
(The New Age Movement, Southwest Radio Church, 1982 p.11)
The three esoteric "6"'s
Plainly displaying the interlocked "666".
Triqueta is used as the centerpiece for the logo for The Institute of
Transpersonal Psychology (ITP). The ITP is a new age school following
the Jungian Psychology [occultist Carl Jung]. One of their stated
goals is ". . . to reach the recognition of divinity
within" www.itp.edu/about/tp.html) (see Genesis 3:5, "...ye shall be
The same symbol
(with a circle) is displayed by the rock group Led Zeppelin. Members
of Led Zeppelin are deeply involved in Satanism and the occult.
Guitarist Jimmy Page, so consumed with Satanism, actually purchased
Satanist Aleister Crowley's mansion. Most believe the symbol is from
the teachings of Aleister Crowley and represents 666.
following picture is "The Hierophant" taken from the Tarot card set
designed by Satanist Aleister Crowley. The "Hierophant" is a priest in
the occult and Eleusinian. Notice the "three circles" at the top of
the wand or rod in the Hierphant's hand. Inside the the three
intertwined circles is the "NKJV symbol".
right is the top of the wand enlarged. Notice the "NKJV symbol"
(upside down) inside the three circles.
of the most occultic television shows ever aired is "Charmed".
"Charmed" details the spells and occultic practices of three witches.
The "NKJV symbol" is the show's primary symbol of witchcraft and is
splattered throughout the series. Notice the "NKJV symbol" displayed
on "The Book of Shadows". The Book of Shadows is commonly used in
witchcraft and Satanism:
Book of Shadows: Also called a
grimoire, this journal kept either by individual witches or
Satanists or by a coven or group, records the activities of the
group and the incantations used. (Jerry Johnston, The Edge of Evil:
The Rise of Satanism on North America, p. 269)
THE NKJV & WITCHCRAFT?
The Craft: A Witch's Book of Shadows
The Witch's Book of Shadows or Grimoire is a book of spells,
enchantments, and rituals. Includes Rituals, Spells, and Wicca
The Craft Companion: A Witch's Journal
By Dorothy Morrison, a high priest of Witchcraft.
NOTE: We circled (in YELLOW and RED), and also enlarged to
the side The NKJV symbol.
||Here's some examples of
Satanic and Pagan Jewelry which includes the NKJV logo.
LEFT BOX: Notice the satanic pentagram ring in the top
right corner. The ring with the NKJV logo is the fourth down on
the left, we highlighted it with a yellow circle.
BOTTOM BOX: Notice the very satanic Baphomet Goat.
We broke out and colored the NKJV symbol found in the other two
satanic pieces of jewelry.
The image on the left is from the rock group Deicide's album "Once
Upon the Cross". It is a triquetra (the NKJV logo) with pentagrams and
upside down crosses. The group Deicide members are very serious
Satanists. Lead Singer Glen Benton has an upside down cross branded on
his forehead. The inside cover of the album "Once Upon the Cross" has
the Lord Jesus Christ, sliced up the middle, with his insides removed.
The name Deicide means the death of God.
The triquetra (the NKJV logo) is also the logo for the Rap / Metal
The book "Blood on the Doorposts" by former Satanists, Bill and
Sharon Schnoebelen, also documents the "trio of sixes (666)" in the
"NKJV symbol" and goes so far as claim it is "symbolic of the anti-christ":
"A disguised interlocked trio of sixes, symbolic of the anti-christ.
Also symbolizes the triple goddess of Wicca (three interlocked
vesica pisces together). Commonly used in Catholic liturgical
iconography, and has recently found its way into the logo of the
New King James Bible." (Bill and Sharon Schnoebelen, Blood on
the Doorposts, p. 150)
Dr. Cathy Burns writes in her book, Masonic and Occult Symbols
Illustrated, concerning the "NKJV symbol":
"Marilyn Ferguson, a New Ager, used the symbol of the triquetra
(another name for the triskele) on her book The Aquarian Conspiracy.
This is a variation for the number 666. Other books and
material have a similar design printed on them, such as books from
David Spangler, the person who lauds Lucifer, and The Witch's
Grimoire. As most people know, the number 666 is the number of the
beast (see Revelation 13:18) and is evil, yet the occultists and New
Agers love this number and consider it to be sacred.
As stated earlier, many organizations, such as the World Future
Society and the Trilateral Commission, incorporate this symbol into
their logo. I think it is quite interesting to see that this same
symbol appears on the cover of the New King James Bible as well!" (Dr.
Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, pp. 242-243)
more info on the NKJV "mark"
Would God "mark" His word with a symbol in the occult?
The Preface to the New King James Version (NKJV) reads, "A special
feature of the New King James Version is ITS CONFORMITY to the
thought flow of the 1611 Bible. . . the new edition, while much clearer
ARE SO CLOSE to the traditional. . ."
Among the first changes that greets the reader of the NKJV is the
removal of the much maligned "thee, thou and ye". The Preface
to the NKJV states, ". . .thee, thou, and ye are replaced by the simple
you,. . .These pronouns are no longer part of our language." But
"thee, thou and ye" were "NO LONGER part of the language" during 1611
either. (just read the intro to the 1611 King James, there are no "thee",
"thou" and "ye"). In fact, Webster's Third New International Dictionary,
says of ye: "used from the earliest of times to the late 13th
century. . ." (p.2648) And yet the 1611 King James was published 400
years later in the 17th century!
So why are they there?
The Greek and Hebrew language contain a different word for the second person
singular and the second person plural pronouns. Today we use
the one-word "you" for both the singular and plural. But because the
translators of the 1611 King James Bible desired an accurate,
word-for-word translation of the Hebrew and Greek text - they
could NOT use the one-word "you" throughout! If it begins with "t"
(thou, thy, thine) it's SINGULAR, but if it begins with "y" (ye) it's
PLURAL. Ads for the NKJV call it "the Accurate One", and yet the 1611
King James, by using "thee", "thou", "ye", is far more accurate!
By the way, if the "thee's" and "thou's" are ". . .no longer part of our
language" - why aren't the NKJV translators rushing to make our
hymnbooks "much clearer"? "How Great Thou Art" to "How Great You Are", or
"Come Thou Fount" to "Come You Fount" Doesn't sound right, does it?
Isn't it amazing that they wouldn't dare "correct" our hymns - and
yet, without the slightest hesitation, they'll "correct" the word of God!
The NKJV claims to make the "old" KJV "much clearer" by "updating
obsolete words" (New King James Version, 1982e. p. 1235)
How about that "obsolete word" - "hell". The NKJV removes the
word "hell" 23 times! And how do they make it "much clearer"? By
replacing "hell" with "Hades" and "Sheol"! Webster's New
Collegiate Dictionary defines Hades: "the underground abode of the
dead in Greek MYTHOLOGY". By making it "much clearer" - they turn
your Bible into MYTHOLOGY! Not only that, Hades is not always a
place of torment or terror! The Assyrian Hades is an abode of blessedness
with silver skies called "Happy Fields". In the satanic New Age Movement,
Hades is an intermediate state of purification!
Who in their right mind would think "Hades" or "Sheol" is "up-to-date"
and "much clearer" than "hell"?
KJV: "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon
this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not
prevail against it."
NKJV: "And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I
will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail
KJV: "And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in
torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom."
NKJV: "And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes
and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom."
Hell is removed in 2 Sam. 22:6, Job 11:8, 26:6, Psalm 16:10, 18:5, 86:13,
116:3, Isaiah 5:14, 14:15, 28:15,18, 57:9, Jonah 2:2, Matt. 11:23, 16:18,
Luke 10:15, 16:23, Acts 2:27, 31, Rev. 1:18, 6:8, 20:13,14.
Then the NKJV decides that maybe "Hades" should be "grave"! So the NKJV
makes 1 Corinthians 15:55 "much clearer" by changing "grave" to "Hades"! ".
. . O Hades, where is your victory?" Clear as mud. . .
Another one of those "obsolete words" is "repent". They take it out 44
times! And how does the NKJV make it "much clearer"? In Matthew 21:32 they
use "relent". Matthew 27:3 it's "remorseful" Or Romans 11:29 they change
"repentance" to "irrevocable".
The term "new testament" is NOT in the NKJV! (see Matt. 26:28, Mark 14:24,
Luke 22:20, 1 Cor. 11:25, 2 Cor. 3:6, Heb. 9:15,) The NKJV replaces "new
testament" with "new covenant" (ditto NIV, NRSV, RSV, NASV). An obvious
assault at the written word!
The word "damned", "damnation" is NOT in the NKJV! They make it "much
clearer" by replacing it with "condemn" (ditto NIV, RSV, NRSV, NASV).
"Condemned" is NO WHERE NEAR AS SERIOUS as "damned"! Damned is eternal!
One can be "condemned" and not "damned". Romans 14:22 says, ". . .
Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he
alloweth." Webster defines "condemned": to declare to be wrong,
but the much more serious and eternal "damn": "to condemn to hell".
The word "devils" (the singular, person called the "devil" is) is NOT in the
NKJV! Replaced with the "transliterated" Greek word "demon" (ditto NIV, RSV,
NRSV, NASV). The Theosophical Dictionary describes demon as: ". .
. it has a meaning identical with that of 'god', 'angel' or 'genius'".
Even Vines Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words (p.157)
defines "demon" as: "an inferior deity, WHETHER GOOD OR BAD".
Webster defines "demon" as: "divinity, spirit, an attendant power or
spirit", but "devil" as: "the personal supreme spirit of EVIL. . ."
In 2 Timothy 2:15, the NKJV (like the NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV) remove that
"obsolete" word - "study"! The only time you're told to
"study" your Bible. AND THEY ZAP IT! Why don't they want you to
"study" your Bible? Maybe they don't want you to look too close - you
might find out what they've ACTUALLY done to your Bible! The "real"
KJV is the only English Bible in the world that instructs you to "study"
That "obsolete" word "virtue" is replaced with "power" in Mark 5:30, Luke
6:19, 8:46! How does anybody confuse "virtue" with "power"? Simple - by
being "bosom-buddies" with the NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV! That's what they
One of the most absurd changes ever made is changing the word "servant" to
"slave"! The NKJV in Romans 6:22, reads: "But now having been set FREE
from sin, and having become SLAVES OF GOD. . ." The NKJV, in 1
Corinthians 7:22, calls the Christian, "Christ's slave". Talk about a
contradiction! John 8:36 says, "If the Son therefore shall make you FREE,
YE SHALL BE FREE INDEED." But isn't a Christian supposed to
serve? Yes, in love. Not as a slave! Galatians 5:13 explains it, perfectly:
"For, brethren, ye have been called unto LIBERTY;(not slavery!)
only use not LIBERTY for an occasion to the flesh, but BY LOVE SERVE one
In order to "harmonize" with the satanic New Age Movement (and of course the
NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV!), the NKJV changes "end of the WORLD" to
"end of the AGE"! And in it's no longer the "WORLD
to come" but "AGE to come". The New Age Movement teaches a
series of ages (hence the name: New AGE). See Matthew 12:32, 13:39,
13:40, 13:49, 24:3, 28:20, Mark 10:30, Luke 13:30, 20:34,35, 1 Cor 1:21.
The New Age Movement and the occult are longing for one called the Maitreya.
The Bible calls him the Anti-Christ. New Ager's refer to him as the
"the Coming One" - AND SO DOES THE NKJV! In Luke 7:19, 20 (see also
Matt 11:3) John told his disciples to ask Jesus: "Are You THE COMING
ONE. . ." In the "The Great Invocation", a "prayer" highly
reverenced among New Agers and chanted to "invoke" the Maitreya, says,
"Let Light and Love and Power and Death, Fulfil the purpose of the Coming
And to REALLY show their sympathy with the satanic New Age Movement -
BELIEVE IT OR NOT - in Acts 17:29 the New Age NKJV changes "Godhead" to
"Divine Nature"! ( ditto NIV, NASV)
And if you think the NKJV just "innocently" updated the "obsolete
words", removed the "thee's and thou's" - here's what the translators
proudly admit: "IT IS CLEAR that this revision REQUIRED
more than the dropping of "-eth" endings, removing, "thee's" and "thou's,"
and updating obsolete words." (The New King James Version, 1982e.
AND THEY AIN'T JUST A KIDDIN'!
|Here's a sampling of the required changes:
Genesis 2:18: The NKJV ought to make Hillary Clinton proud: "And
the Lord God said, It is not good that man should be alone; I will make a
helper COMPARABLE TO HIM"
Genesis 22:8: One of the greatest verses in the Bible proclaiming
that Jesus Christ was God in the flesh: "God will provide himself a lamb
for a burnt offering:" The NKJV adds that little word "for": "God
will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering" And destroys the
wonderful promise! Where'd they get their little "for"? From the NASV!
Genesis 24:47: The "old" KJV reads: "I put the earring upon
her face". But the NKJV has different plans for beautiful Rebekah: "I
put the nose ring on her nose". Where did it get the ridiculous
idea to "cannibalize" Rebekah? Just take a peek at the NIV, NASV, RSV,
Ezra 8:36: The KJV reads, "And they delivered the king's
commissions unto the king's lieutenants. . ." The "much clearer"
NKJV reads, "And they delivered the king's orders to the king's
satraps. . ." Who in the world thinks "satraps" is "much clearer"
than lieutenants? The NIV, NASV, NRSV, RSV - they do! They put in the
same "much clearer" word!
Psalms 109:6: removes "Satan". (NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV).
Matthew 7:14: change "narrow is the way" to "difficult
is the way". There's nothing "difficult" about the salvation of
Jesus Christ! Jesus says in Matt. 11:30, "For my yoke is EASY, and
my burden is light." THE EXACT OPPOSITE! Boy, you talk about a
Matthew 12:40: change "whale" to "fish" (ditto NIV) I
don't guess it matters (what's the truth got to do with it?), the Greek word
used in Matthew 12:40 is ketos. The scientific study of whales just
happens to be - CETOLOGY - from the Greek ketos for
whale and logos for study! The scientific name for whales just
happens to be - CETACEANS - from the Greek ketos for
Matthew 18:26 & Matthew 20:20: The NKJV removes "worshipped
him" (robbing worship from Jesus) (NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV)
Mark 13:6 & Luke 21:8: removes "Christ" (NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV)
John 1:3: change "All things were made BY him;" to "All
things were made THROUGH Him" (NIV, NRSV, RSV)
John 4:24: change "God is a spirit" to the impersonal, New Age
pantheistic,"God is spirit" (NIV, NASV, NRSV, RSV)
John 14:2: (NKJV 1979 edition) change "mansions" to
"dwelling places" (NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV)
John 14:16: change "comforter" to "helper"(refers to
Holy Spirit) (NASV)
Acts 4:27, 30: change "holy child" to "holy servant"
(refers to Jesus) (NIV, NASV, NRSV, RSV)
Acts 12:4: change "Easter" to "Passover" (NIV, NASV,
Acts 17:22: changes "superstitious" to "religious"
(NIV, NASV, NRSV, RSV)
Acts 24:14: change "heresy" to "sect" (NIV, NASV, NRSV,
Romans 1:18: change "hold the truth" to "suppress the
truth" (NIV, NASV, NRSV, RSV)
Romans 1:25: change "changed the truth" to "exchanged the
truth" (NIV, NASV, NRSV, RSV)
Romans 5:8: change "commendeth" to "demonstrates" (NIV,
Romans 16:18: change "good words and fair speeches" to
"smooth words and flattering speech" (NIV, NASV, NRSV)
1 Cor. 1:21: change "foolishness of preaching" to
"foolishness of the message preached" (ditto NIV, NASV, NRSV,
RSV) There's nothing foolish about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Unless
you're not saved! 1 Cor. 1:18 says: "For the preaching of the
cross is to them that perish FOOLISHNESS. . ." I wonder where
that leaves the translators of the NKJV, NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV?
1 Cor. 1:22: change "require" to "request" (NASV)
1 Cor. 6:9: removes "effeminate" (NIV, NRSV, RSV)
1 Cor. 9:27: change "castaway" to "disqualified" (NIV,
NASV, NRSV, RSV)
2 Cor. 2:10: change "person of Christ" to "presence of
Christ" (NASV, NRSV, RSV)
2 Cor. 2:17: With all the "corruptions" in the NKJV, you'd expect 2
Cor. 2:17 to change. IT DOES! They change, "For we not as
many which CORRUPT the word of God" to "For we are not, as so
many, PEDDLING the word of God" (ditto NIV, NASV, NRSV, RSV)
2 Cor. 5:17: change "new creature" to "new creation"
(NIV, NRSV, RSV)
2 Cor. 10:5: change "imaginations" to "arguments".
Considering New Age "imaging" and "visualization" is now entering the
church, this verse in the "old" KJV just won't do. (NIV, RSV)
2 Cor. 11:6: change "rude in speech" to "untrained in
speech" (NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV)
Gal. 2:20: omit "nevertheless I live" (NIV, NASV, NRSV, RSV)
Phil. 2:6: (NKJV 1979e.) change "thought it not robbery to be
equal with God" to "did not consider equality with God something to
be grasped". (robs Jesus Christ of deity) (NIV, NASV, RSV)
Phil. 3:8: change "dung" to "rubbish" (NIV, NASV, NRSV)
1 Thess. 5:22 change "all appearance of evil" to "every
form of evil" (NASV, RSV, NSRV)
1 Timothy 6:5: The NKJV changes "gain is godliness" to
"godliness is a MEANS OF gain". There are NO Greek texts with
"means of" in them! Where, oh where, did they come from? Care to take a wild
guess? YOU GOT IT! The NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV!
1 Timothy 6:10: The NKJV changes "For the love of money is the
root of all evil:" to "For the love of money is a root of all
KINDS OF evil". The words "KINDS OF" are found in NO
Greek text in the world! Where did they get them? Straight from the NIV,
1 Tim. 6:20: change "science" to "knowledge" (NIV,
NASV, RSV, NRSV)
Titus 3:10: change "heretic" to "divisive man" (NIV)
Hebrews 4:8 & Acts 7:45: "Jesus" is changed to "Joshua".
(NIV, NASV, RSV)
2 Pet. 2:1: change "damnable heresies" to "destructive
heresies" (NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV)
1 John 3:16: remove "love of God"; (NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV)
1 John 5:13: The NKJV reads: "These things I have written to you
who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have
eternal life, and that you may CONTINUE TO believe in the name of the
Son of God." They add "CONTINUE TO" without any Greek text whatsoever!
Not even the perverted NIV, NASV, NRSV and RSV go that far! A cruel, subtil
(see Genesis 3:1) attack on the believer's eternal security!
Rev. 2:13: change "Satan's seat" to "Satan's throne"
(NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV)
Rev. 6:14: "Heaven" is changed to "sky" in (NIV, NASV,
AND THAT DOESN'T SCRATCH THE SURFACE OF ALL THE CHANGES!
The NKJV removes the word "Lord" 66 times!
The NKJV removes the word God 51 times!
The NKJV removes the word "heaven" 50 times!
In just the New Testament alone the NKJV removes 2.289
words from the KJV!
The NKJV makes over 100,000 word changes!
And most will match the NIV, NASV, RSV, or RSV!
And Thomas Nelson Publishers have the audacity to claim in an ad for the
NKJV (Moody Monthly, June 1982, back cover), "NOTHING HAS BEEN CHANGED
except to make the original meaning clearer."
The New King James is a COUNTERFEIT!
It's NOT NEW! The changes are already in the NIV, NASV, NRSV, or
And it's certainly NOT true to the 1611 King James Bible!
Friend, I want to ask you the most important question anyone will ever
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SAVED?
It's simple to be saved ...
- Know you're a sinner.
"As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:"
"... for there is no difference. For all have sinned, and come short
of the glory of God;" Romans 3:23
- That Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for your
"Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, ..."
1 Peter 2:24
"... Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own
blood," Revelation 1:5
- And the best way you know how, simply trust Him, and
Him alone as your personal Savior.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting
life." John 3:16
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE SAVED?
Pray this prayer, and mean it with all your heart.
Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and unless you save me I am lost
forever. I thank you for dying for me at Calvary. I come to you now, Lord
the best way I know how, and ask you to save me. I now receive you as my
Savior. In Jesus Christ Name, Amen.